Art Evans

Hometown:
Redondo Beach CA
Status:
Honorary

A 1950s SCCA competitor in Jaguar XK120, Art has a varied and extensive background. During the ’50s, he and his partner, OCee Ritch, had a public relations and advertising company that represented the MG Mitten Company, Devin Enterprises and Gough Industries among other car-related organizations. He partnered Bill Devin and campaigned the first Devin SS. With another partner Richard Sherwin, he published the monthly Sports Car Journal. Art has written numerous articles for photography and automotive magazines as well as professional journals and has exhibited at Lincoln Center. In addition, he has written 11 books about motor racing, including those on Frank Arciero, John Fitch, Ken Miles, Bruce Meyer and Carroll Shelby. A vintage racer from the ’80s, Art promoted the revival of the Palm Springs Road Races. In retirement, he continues to write about the fabulous ’50s and serves as secretary and newsletter editor of The Fabulous Fifties Association.

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